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Chipset Serves Data Projectors

January 19, 2009 4:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Comprised of a red, green, and blue LED, Luminus Devices’ PhlatLight LED PT-121 chipset is designed for next-generation, lamp-free data projectors using micro-displays ranging from 0.65”to 1”. The unit offers instant start up with no warm up and cool down period, and a color gamut exceeding NTSC standards and surpassing

Varistor Features Thermal Protection

January 16, 2009 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Consisting of a 34-mm square-format varistor element (MOV) with an integrated thermally active element, a two-leaded version of the TMOV34S Series from Littelfuse is designed to open and safely disconnect the device in the event of overheating. The device will enable compliance

Network Appliance Supports Large Range of Applications

January 16, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for networking and network security applications, the PL-10560 1U rackmount network appliance from WIN supports applications including IDS/IPS, firewall, VPN gateway, load balancing, and UTM. It offers a choice of Pentium M or Celeron M ULV processors. It features

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Security is All in Vein

January 16, 2009 10:09 am | by Alfred Poor, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

We’ve seen biometric scanning devices so often in movies and television shows that many people feel that they are commonplace. You even have a choice of notebook computers that have fingerprint scanners built in as a security device to limit access to the computer’s contents.

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Best of CES 2009(2)

January 16, 2009 9:50 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The International Consumer Electronics Show 2009 didn’t exhibit a great deal of innovation. There were product announcements aplenty, as always at CES. But everything, from the keynotes to the exhibition floor, seemed very low-key (another victim of our lousy economy). Nonetheless, with 2,700 exhibitors catering to over 130,000 attendees, some products and/or technologies are bound to distinguish themselves.

Fan-cooled 1U Supply Suits Medical Applications

January 16, 2009 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering an output of up to 300 W, the active-PFC TMPC-300-1U fan-cooled supply from Tumbler Technologies and TRUMPower is approved to UL 60601-1, EN 60601-1, and IEC 60601-1 medical standards. CE-marked and RoHS-compliant, the 7.48” x 3.94” x 1.59” unit also meets EPS 1U 2.0 standards.

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Digital Oscilloscopes Support up to 30 GHz

January 16, 2009 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Demonstrating 512 Mpts of analysis and >15-GHz edge triggering, LeCroy’s WaveMaster 8 Zi Series digital oscilloscopes provide support for bandwidths from 4 GHz to 30 GHz. The instruments exhibit standard sample rates of 80 GS/s for 20-GHz-to-30-GHz bandwidths and 40 GS/s for 4-GHz-to-16-GHz bandwidths. The devices offer

In-System Programmer Extends Data Protection Functions

January 16, 2009 6:49 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for the production environment, SMH Technologies’ FlashRunner standalone in-system programmer extends data protection functions in more than 2,500 different devices. The unit supports microcontrollers and serial memories from silicon manufacturers, including Atmel, Catalyst, Cypress, Freescale, Fujitsu, Infinenon, Microchip,

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Fiber Optic Encoder Performs in ATEX Environments

January 16, 2009 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting immunity to EMI, lightning, and atmospheric static, Micronor’s MR316 ZapFREE fiber optic rotary encoder operates in ATEX Type Group I/II hazardous locations. The device allows remote encoder link up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft), and offers 90-mm encoder housing, 12-mm Æ shaft, and resolution from 100 ppr to 360 ppr. The product covers temperature ranges from -40°C to 85°C with an extended temperature option covering

6-W DC/DC Converters Offer Wide Temperature Range

January 16, 2009 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for local distributed power applications, Mornsun America’s WRA_YMD and WRB_YMD Series 6-W DC/DC converters operate in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The 1” × 1” units perform from 2:1 inputs ranging from 4.5 VDC to 72 VDC and provide regulated single and dual output voltages of 3.3 VDC,

LED Driver IC Performs Temperature Management

January 16, 2009 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optimizing the LED drive current for best luminosity-over-temperature performance, the LDS8160 solid-state lighting driver (SSLD) includes a novel temperature compensation engine and current regulator. The former monitors the in-situ temperature on each LED and independently optimizes the LED current for best luminosity vs. temperature performance. The latter ensures a low drop out voltage on each LED channel of typically 25 mV across the full operating current range.

Voltage Translator Maintains Digital Switching Compatibility

January 16, 2009 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a 2-mm × 1.6-mm, 20-bump ECSP package, Texas Instruments’ TXS0206 Secure Digital/MultiMedia Card (SD/MMC) voltage translator bridges the gap between two disparate voltage nodes while maintaining digital switching compatibility. The level shifter is said to eliminate the need to program a General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) on a processor for direction control. The unit exhibits clock frequencies up to

Stereo Audio Switch Eliminates Clicks and Pops

January 16, 2009 4:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in mp3 players, docking speaker systems, cell phones, portable DVD players, and sound cards, Intersil Corporation’s ISL54406 stereo audio switch is said to eliminate unwanted clicks and pops typically caused by powering up and down, muting on and off, and switching between audio sources. The component delivers total harmonic distortion (THD) of 0.015% at 1 mW into a 32-Ohm load. The THD switching path can be

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Flared-Pin Fin Heat Sinks Target Emerging Green Apps

January 15, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in natural convection environments, Cool Innovations’ new line of flared-pin fin heat sinks are designed for emerging green applications, such as solar cells and LED lighting. The products offer a sparsely-configured staggered pin array and an omnidirectional pin configuration. The heat sinks are forged from thermally-conductive

Modulator Driver Targets 40-Gb/s Lightwave Systems

January 15, 2009 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Producing an eye pattern with electronic eye-crossing control from 40% to 70%, Narda Microwave-East’s FO-MDA-40-25G-1 lithium niobate modulator driver serves 300-pin MSA transponders employed in DPSK long-reach 40-Gb/s lightwave communication systems. The 1.10” × 1.10” × 0.34” device demonstrates a 3-dB bandwidth from 85 kHz to 40 GHz, gain of 29 dB, input and output return loss of 12 dB, rms

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